SNY WAIST BELT PLATE RECOVERED AT THE FAMOUS SHERFY FARM, IN THE BARNYARD AREA

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Item Code: 532-79

The Sherfy Farm is located on the Emmitsburg Road approximately one mile south of town! At the time of the battle, Reverend Joseph Sherfy owned about fifty acres including the famous “Peach Orchard”. Fierce fighting took place around it on July 2nd and 3rd, 1863, the area where CS General Barksdale made his famous charge against Collis’ Zouaves, 114th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The only New York regiment anywhere near the Sherfy Farm was the famous 73rd New York (Second Fire Zouves), who moved up onto the property when the 114th PA cleared out. The wounded from the 73rd NY also gathered there.

This excavated belt plate was manufactured using the die-struck, rolled brass face method and has a lead filled back with brass puppy paw style  hooks. Brass face has acquired a light olive patina.

Found by local resident and relic hunter John Cullison who excavated relics on the field from 1935-1959 and who sold this plate to the Rosensteel Family Collection of Gettysburg. It was originally sold to The Horse Soldier around 1991.

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